Because Georgetown is rich in resources and offers an outstanding quality of life, it continues to attract development that challenges us to seek creative ways of protecting its character. Preservation of the built environment not only provides a link to the past, but helps maintain the feel and way of life that makes Georgetown so attractive today.
- Interactive Map: Check out our interactive map to see if your property is located on the Historic Resources Survey, in a Historic Overlay District or in a National Register District.
- Downtown and Old Town Historic Overlays: Two overlay districts were established by City Council to define areas that have unique development and design standards meant to preserve and retain the historic character of the buildings located within these overlays. The two overlays are the Downtown Overlay District and the Old Town Overlay District.
If you are a prospective applicant within one of our Overlay Districts or have any questions, please contact the Historic and Downtown Planner.
Approved Historic District Changes
Changes to the City’s development code related to structures in historic districts were approved on second reading by the City Council at their meeting on Tuesday, April 9, 2019. The new rules go into effect on April 9, 2019. A summary of the changes can be found here.
Approved UDC Amendments related to Historic Districts:
- Chapter 2 – Review Authority
- Chapter 3 – Applications and Permits
- Chapter 4 – Zoning Districts
- Chapter 16 – Definitions